Of course, it's not the lightest bike in the world. But once you've ridden a cargo bike, you see how addictive it is. It's super-stable, even when loaded with a lot of weight. The fat tires can handle rough conditions on any road or trail. It can hold over 200 pounds; I rarely need to carry that much weight, but it's nice to know I can. Plus, when drivers see you on a big bike like this, I think they give you a little more leeway when they pass you. The side cargo pockets let me be very flexible in how I pack the gear I need day-to-day. I keep my change of clothes for work in one bag, and wet-weather gear in another bag, and cold-weather gear in yet another bag. I can leave bags at home as needed, and not have to worry about packing and unpacking panniers every day. And it still leaves plenty of room for if I need to drop something off at the post office on the way, or take home any new parts or gear that I pick up from the shop.The components on the bike are a mish-mash of spare parts that Kevin salvaged from other bikes over the years. The wheels have Shimano Deore hubs, WTB rims, thorn-resistant tubes, and Michelin Pilot Sport 26x2.3 tires. The drive train features a Truvativ touring crankset, Shimano Alivio front derailleur, SRAM X.4 rear derailleur, Shimano Deore cassette, and two SRAM chains. The original suspension fork was replaced with a rigid Surly 1x1 fork. Avid BB-5 disc brakes provide the stopping power. A WTB saddle, Truvativ seatpost, Dimension stem, Surly 1x1 handlebar, SRAM X.0 twister shifters, Avid FR-5 brake levers, ODI lock-on grips, and Serfas bar ends round out the cockpit.
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